Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.
Trial finds prostate radiotherapy plus standard treatment improves survival for some men whose prostate cancer has spread, which could help thousands in the UK.
Find out how Professor Ed Boyden at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his team have adapted the technology found in babies’ nappies to take sharper images of cancer cells.
Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.
Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.
DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.
Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.
By revealing a tumour’s past, our scientists are opening the possibility of predicting its future. This could help make cancer treatment more personal.
Data is vital to the work that we do. Here’s how one of the teams in Cancer Research UK uses it, and how it helps save lives.
Category: Science blog May 17, 2018
By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.